Pi Epsilon Tau
The society's objectives are to create a closer bond between its student members and industry, to broaden the scope of activities of members, and to maintain the high ideals and standards of the engineering profession.
Pi Epsilon Tau (ΠΕΤ) is Petroleum Engineering's Honor Society. Its purpose is to foster a closer bond between its members and the petroleum industry, to broaden the scope of activities of its members, and to maintain the high ideals and standards of the Engineering profession. Pi Epsilon Tau was founded at the University of Oklahoma in 1947 by Paul S. Johnston. Pi Epsilon Tau is governed by a National Council consisting of five members. Dr. Kenneth Gray of the University of Texas at Austin is the current National President.
Emblem: Derrick supported on a triangle, which denotes engineering in the oil industry
Banner: The flag is the emblem of the Honor Society superimposed on a three leaf clover, itself emblematic of St. Patrick
Colors: Black and Gold
Flower: Red Rose
Alpha - University of Oklahoma
Beta - University of Tulsa
Gamma - Texas Tech University
Delta - Louisiana State University
Epsilon - University of Southern California *
Zeta - Marietta College
Eta - University of California at Berkeley
Theta - Pennsylvania State University
Iota - Louisiana Tech University
Kappa - University of Texas at Austin
Lambda - West Virginia University
Mu - University of Missouri at Rolla
Xi - Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology
Omicron - Texas A&M University
Pi - New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology *
Rho - University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Sigma - University of Wyoming
Tau - Colorado School of Mines
Upsilon - Texas A&I University
* Inactive at Present
Oh, gather round ye hearty folks,
And we'll drink a toast tonight.
For we are folks of Pi Ep Tau,
A frat with much foresight.
Brains are scattered here and there,
And some other stuff like that.
For in the petrol industry,
We're B.S. of the frat.
Pi Epsilon Tau: YaYa YaYa YaYa
YaYa YaYa YaYa YaYa YaYa YaYa
We're Happy to be members,
And we hope you will agree,
That Pi Ep Tau with us, we think
Is THE fraternity, HEY!!